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How many types of gin are there?

Before going to the various types of gin, I feel it necessary to define a few terms and for simplification I am going to use Wikipedia. What is gin? Gin is a spirit which derives its predominant ...
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Why do people bother with the ice when making a martini?

The water, that is melted while stirring, is quite an important part of making a good Dry Martini. It helps smoothen the alcohol and changes the texture of the cocktail (alcohol, water and the mixture ...
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Fashionable gins - are they what they claim to be?

Gin is very simply defined as a clear alcoholic spirit distilled from grain or malt and flavoured with juniper berries. So your differentiation between "made properly" and "just alcohol and flavor"...
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Dark winter days equal dark winter drinks!

I'll just go ahead and answer this question assuming it's better formed, something like: Which drinks are most popular in the winter? The difference to me in which drinks to choose in the summer ...
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Pre-chilled spirits - is there a content difference?

Depending on how cold your gin would be served at, it aromas may be altered. As a spirit gets warmer, it releases more volatiles, compounds that easily vaporize. We know that if a spirit is too hot, ...
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Dry Martini or cold gin?

Dry Martini can sometimes become a very philisophical topic. As Eric Shain already pointed out, the classic martini consists of gin and vermouth 6:1. You should not forget the water, that is melted ...
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What to do with leftover gin soaked clementines?

What to do with leftover gin soaked clementines? You could make jam with them if you have enough to do it with. The alcohol would obviously be evaporated off. The gin would give it a distinct flavour ...
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Is it possible to have a non-alcoholic Gin?

Is it possible to have a non-alcoholic Gin? The short answer is yes. Pernod Ricard has signed a deal to launch and distribute South African/Swedish brand Ceder’s in the UK, which describes itself ...
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What kind of cocktail would Gin Mare be best suited for?

I have not tasted that gin*, but from the description of the botanicals ("rosemary, thyme, olive, and basil") it seems to be crying out for savory rather than sweet. It sounds like a red snapper would ...
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Alternatives to rum and gin to drink with meals

This link has decent information on pairing spirits. The problem for giving generalizations becomes differences in palate. Most people don't pair straight spirits with foods as most (self injected ...
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What is the best type of gin to use in a gin martini?

According to Vinpair here are The 9 Best Gins To Use In A Martini! This list is not in order of best to worst. However, it does offer gin recommendations for various types of gin. Their number one ...
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Origin of the "lick, sip, suck" tequila shot technique

This article does not reference any date, but says something interesting: Mexicans have long known that a little sodium chloride on the tongue can help to mollify the fiery flavor that ...
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Cheapest Gin in the UK?

I buy quite a lot of Gin from Amazon and their prices are often cheaper than the main UK supermarkets on a direct match basis, but not against Aldi or Lidl who often sell almost identical products to ...
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What to do with leftover gin soaked clementines?

I'm late with this answer, but there are a lot of things to do with leftover fruit that's been soaked in alcohol! Applying ideas in this article about leftovers makes me think you could: Cut off the ...
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Is there any good local gin or whiskey produced in South Korea?

There are a few that are popular in South Korea. One is the Imperial Scotch, Scotch Blue by Lotte Chilsun, and Windsor. They are sourced from Scottish distilleries for the Korean Market.
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Is it possible to have a non-alcoholic Gin?

There is actually a non-alcoholic Gin substitute called Seedlip which is made in a similar way; by passing steam instead of alcohol vapour through botanicals. Unfortunately I'm not sure how available ...
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Cheapest Gin in the UK?

Just go to a supermarket (the bigger the better and I'd suggest Tesco or Asda) and buy their own brand london dry. It's not nice but it's cheap. If you really don't mind the taste, consider vodka ...
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Cheapest Gin in the UK?

In Scotland we have MUP (minimum unit pricing) which means you cannot sell alcohol for less than 50p per unit of alcohol so an average bottle of gin (38%) cannot be sold for less than £13.88 per 75cl ...
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